OK us golfers are suckers for the latest singing all dancing golfing equipment ! We are always thinking about our next set of golf clubs that are bound to improve our game. Come on I know you have been there – an advert appears on your PC offering the best possible price for the highest quality gold clubs. Do you buy ? Well before you do think carefully.
It is commonly thought the more your golf clubs cost the more they improve your game. Nothing could be further from the truth after all; buying a Ferrari does not make you a better driver does it? Equally, a better more expensive golf club does not necessarily make you a better golfer. Whilst the manufacturers would have you believe $1,000.00 on the latest driver or $3,000.00 on a new set of irons is a worthwhile investment – they will not reduce your handicap. A cheaper well chosen set of clubs will do equally as well.
Once you have reached a stage where your standard of play is such that you think that a customised set of clubs will really assist you – and only you will know what that standard is – do take a few moments and take into consideration the tips listed below which will assist you to choose the right set for you and allow you to get more enjoyment out of your next round of blood.
The shaft should be considered the axle of the club and the better the shaft the better the club will be. The feel of the club is influenced greatly by the flex of the shaft and to a lesser extent the distance. Take the time to get your golf swing measured by your local golf shop.
The biggest game improvement clubs are considered to be shallow faced metal wood such as Adams Tight lies – Their low centre of gravity means the clubs are very easy to hit with making them a great choice for golfers at all levels of play.
Those players very new to the game of golf should consider not bothering with number 2 and 3 irons and replacing them with easier to use 5, 7 or 9 woods possibly the shallow faced models.
All golfers should use standard length clubs unless they are particularly short or are particularly tall. This will enable players to hit the golf ball on the centre a higher percentage of the time thereby allowing for increased accuracy and distance.
Recent innovations ultra light graphite shafts coupled with light weight titanium driver heads have led to extending the standard 43-431/2″ to 44-46″. The upside of this is that the resulting increase in length and thus the club head speed vastly increase the distance but the downside is that the longer club is harder to control.
Is it worth sacrificing accuracy for landing in a bunker or in the rough albeit further down the fairway? Do yourself and your golf game a favour and restrict the length of your golf club to no more than 44″;
Think about the above tips before you take the plunge and invest in those new singing all dancing clubs and you can’t go wrong. But do please remember practice makes the golfer- not the price of the clubs.